Le chemin (Kyo album)

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Le Chemin
Studio album by Kyo
Released January 13, 2003
Recorded France, 2003
Genre Pop, Rock
Length 41:56
Label Zomba, EMI Music
Kyo chronology
Kyo
(2001)
Le Chemin
(2003)
300 Lésions
(2004)
Singles from Le Chemin
  1. "Le Chemin"
    Released: November 2002
  2. "Dernière danse"
    Released: April 2003
  3. "Je cours"
    Released: September 2003
  4. "Je saigne encore"
    Released: January 2004
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Le Chemin is a 2003 album recorded by French pop-rock act Kyo. It was released on January 13, 2003, and achieved huge success in France and Belgium (Wallonia), where it was respectively #2 and #1. This album, entirely composed by the band, remains to date its most successful one. There is also an edition including a DVD.

It stayed on the charts for 65 weeks in Belgium, 98 weeks in France and 79 weeks in Switzerland. It provided four top 20 singles in France and Belgium : "Le Chemin" (#12 in France, #4 in Belgium, #14 in Switzerland), "Dernière danse" (#6 in France, #4 in Belgium, #14 in Switzerland), "Je cours" (#20 in France, #8 in Belgium, #41 in Switzerland) and "Je saigne encore" (#13 in France, #12 in Belgium, #39 in Switzerland).

The album was awarded 'Francophone album of the year' at the 2004 NRJ Music Awards.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Le Chemin" (duet with Sita) — 3:31
  2. "Je cours" — 3:01
  3. "Dernière danse" — 3:48
  4. "Tout envoyer en l'air" — 3:12
  5. "Chaque seconde" — 3:50
  6. "Comment te dire" — 4:44
  7. "Je saigne encore" — 4:02
  8. "Je te vends mon âme" — 3:31
  9. "Pardonné" — 3:36
  10. "Sur nos lèvres" — 4:05
  11. "Tout reste à faire" — 4:56

Source : Allmusic.[2]

Personnel and credits[edit]

  • Vocals by Francois Delabriere and Fabien Dubos
  • Guitar : Nicolas Chassagne and Florian Dubos
  • Drums by Fabien Dubos
  • Bass : Laurent Vernerey
  • Choir arrangement : Jean Francois Berger
  • Assistant : Elise Chambeyron
  • Programming by Matthew Vaughan and Nicolas Chassagne
  • Sampling by Nicolas Chassagne
  • Mastering : Ian Cooper
  • Mixing by Francois Delabriere
  • Engineered by Hubert Decottignies and Francois Delabriere
  • Photography : Marco De La Rosa
  • Produced by Marc Maggiori

Releases[edit]

Date Label Country Format Catalog
January 2003 BMG / Jive Belgium, France, Switzerland CD 653329
October 2003 EMI Music 79224722

Certifications and sales[edit]

Country Certification Date Sales certified Physical sales
Belgium[3] Platinum March 28, 2004 50,000
France[4] Diamond March 3, 2004 1,000,000 999,200[5]
Switzerland[6] Platinum 2003 40,000

Charts[edit]

Preceded by
Un tour ensemble by Jean-Jacques Goldman
Belgian (Wallonia) number-one album
July 26, 2003 - August 9, 2003 (3 weeks)
Succeeded by
Come Away With Me by Norah Jones
Awards
Preceded by
Paradize by Indochine
NRJ Music Awards
Francophone album of the year

2004
Succeeded by
Le Passage by Jenifer Bartoli

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Le Chemin, track listing Allmusic.com (November 28, 2008)
  3. ^ Belgian certifications Ultratop.be (Retrieved November 28, 2008)
  4. ^ French certifications Disqueenfrance.com (Retrieved November 23, 2008)
  5. ^ Chart trajectories and sales of various albums in French Albums Chart Fanofmusic.fr (Retrieved November 28, 2008)
  6. ^ Swiss certifications Swisscharts.com (Retrieved November 28, 2008)
  7. ^ Le Chemin, Belgian (Wallonia) Albums Chart Ultratop.be (Retrieved November 28, 2008)
  8. ^ Le Chemin, French Albums Chart Lescharts.com (Retrieved November 28, 2008)
  9. ^ Le Chemin, Swiss Albums Chart Hitparade.ch (Retrieved November 28, 2008)
  10. ^ 2003 Belgian (Wallonia) Albums Chart Ultratop.be (Retrieved November 28, 2008)
  11. ^ 2003 French Albums Chart Ifop.com (Retrieved November 28, 2008)
  12. ^ 2003 Swiss Albums Chart Hitparade.ch (Retrieved November 28, 2008)
  13. ^ 2004 French Albums Chart Ifop.com (Retrieved November 28, 2008)
  14. ^ 2004 Swiss Albums Chart Hitparade.ch (Retrieved November 28, 2008)
  15. ^ 2005 French Albums Chart Ifop.com (Retrieved November 23, 2008)